Uber

Just like Lyft, Uber has confidentially filed for its IPO

On Thursday we learned Lyft filed papers for an initial public offering set to take place in 2019, and Friday evening some "people familiar with its plans" said the same to the Wall Street Journal about ride-hailing rival Uber. According to the New Y… Source: Engadget | Just like Lyft, Uber has confidentially filed for …

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Uber may acquire Bird or Lime to accelerate its scooter plans

Uber might see its acquisition of Jump as just the start of its e-scooter ambitions. Sources speaking to The Information claim Uber has "recently" held talks to buy Bird and Lime, two of the biggest names in scooter sharing. The move would reported… Source: Engadget | Uber may acquire Bird or Lime to accelerate its …

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With Khashoggi, tech confronts its blood money

In 2015 we laughed at Hacking Team for getting hacked. Their profit-driven facilitation of human rights abuses around the world was somehow barely competent, but notorious. They sold illegal hackware and surveillance tech to brutal regimes and traine… Source: Engadget | With Khashoggi, tech confronts its blood money

Uber offers $10 off Election Day rides to polling stations

Uber is one of several tech companies trying to make sure you're doing your civic duty by getting out to the polls on November 6th, as it's offering a $10 discount on rides to polling stations. You'll need the latest version of the app to get the pro… Source: Engadget | Uber offers off Election …

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Google Assistant now helps you book taxis

Google's rolled out a bunch of new features for Assistant this week, and it's not finished yet. Now, you'll be able to use it to easily book ride services. So with your Android, iPhone, Google Home or any smart speaker with the Assistant, you just ne… Source: Engadget | Google Assistant now helps you book …

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Uber launches its first electric scooter service in Santa Monica

Uber is ready to fulfill its promise of launching its own electric scooter service. As of October 3rd, commuters in Santa Monica can use the Uber app to reserve Jump scooters for quick jaunts across town. Like some of the competition, you unlock your… Source: Engadget | Uber launches its first electric scooter service in …

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Lyft's first electric scooters arrive in Denver

Lyft is making moves in the electric scooter market, as it is bringing the dockless devices to Denver, the first US city in which it will operate its scooter service. Lyft has permits to operate scooters and electric bikes in the Colorado city, and i… Source: Engadget | Lyft's first electric scooters arrive in Denver

New York officials recognize three Uber drivers as employees

New York authorities have reached a decision that could change the way Uber drivers are classified — at least when it comes to unemployment insurance. The New York State Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board has ruled in favor of three former Uber dri… Source: Engadget | New York officials recognize three Uber drivers as employees

Ridesharing livestreams on Twitch raise privacy worries (update: Uber cuts access)

When you step into a ridesharing car, you probably assume that whatever you do inside the vehicle won't be recorded for posterity. But what if it turned out that you were not only on camera, but live on the internet? Like it or not, that's happening… Source: Engadget | Ridesharing livestreams on Twitch raise privacy …

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Uber Riders in Select Cities Can Now Buy Snacks, Electronics, and More Following Partnership With 'Cargo'

Uber this week announced a partnership with startup “Cargo,” which aims to increase the wages of rideshare drivers by providing them with small containers filled with goods that riders can buy during their trips (via TechCrunch). Despite the new partnership with Uber, Cargo will still support drivers of other ridesharing apps. Cargo works by providing …

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Uber will let users rent Lime scooters through its app

Lime is teaming up with Uber to let you rent electric scooters through the ridesharing giant's app. Uber is also investing in Lime as part of a $335 million funding round led by Google parent company Alphabet's venture capital arm GV that takes Lime… Source: Engadget | Uber will let users rent Lime scooters through …

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Senators investigate safety procedures for autonomous cars

Just a day after the NTSB released its preliminary findings on the Uber crash in Arizona, senators Edward J. Markey and Richard Blumenthal began an investigation into safety protocols for driverless car testing. In a letter sent to major auto manufac… Source: Engadget | Senators investigate safety procedures for autonomous cars